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Your Guide to the 1099-MISC Tax Form

Posted 21 hours ago

  Even if you have a professional do your taxes, it’s a smart move to become familiar with all of the paperwork needed to file a proper tax return. One of the forms that may be new to you this year is a 1099-MISC. A common tax form for self-employed workers, a 1099-MISC is an […]

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Truth or Scam: Protect Yourself from Fraud

Posted 21 hours ago

A new report released by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed fraud cases are on the rise. In “November 2020, 79% of respondents said they saw an increase in the overall level of fraud”, which steadily rose throughout 2020. This is thought to be in part due to COVID-19 and the resulting financial hardships that people […]

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6 Ways to De-stress from Holiday Spending

Posted 2 weeks ago

It’s no secret that the holiday period can be one of the most stressful times of the year. If you are shopping for a lot of gifts, food, and holiday décor, all the holiday spending can sometimes even make it feel more stressful than fun. This time of year, the best plan of action is […]

SavingTax

Why Low-Income Earners Should Still File a Tax Return

Posted 3 weeks ago

Note: Netspend is not a tax advisor or CPA. The knowledge in this post is general information and should not replace the advice of a tax professional. For more information, please reach out to a tax professional in your area. The IRS offers online tools to help you determine whether or not its required  that […]

Benefits Calendar

Benefits Payment Schedule: February 2021-March 2021

Posted 3 weeks ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

Tax

Understanding Your W-2: The Simple Errors You Can (and Should) Look For

Posted 4 weeks ago

Filing your taxes on your own comes with plenty of benefits. Online tax filing programs are affordable and accessible, and can walk you through the filing process. But taking tax filing into your own hands means you need to do a little extra preparation to make sure all of the information you collect and enter […]

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The Benefits of Direct Deposit and How to Set it Up

Posted 1 month ago

  No one wants to schlep to work on their day off to pick up a paycheck or wait for it to arrive in the mail, especially when you’ve got bills to pay. But there’s another way to get paid that’s better and faster1 than an old-fashioned paper check — direct deposit. Once you’re signed […]

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Where is my second stimulus payment?

Posted 1 month ago

The IRS started sending out the second round of stimulus payments at the end of December, but some are still waiting to receive theirs. Here’s what you need to know: Where’s my stimulus payment? You can use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website to see if your payment has been sent and […]

Benefits Calendar

Benefits Payment Schedule: January 2021-February 2021

Posted 2 months ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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Government Stimulus Payment FAQs Round 2

Posted 2 months ago

Congress has finally reached an agreement on sending out a second round of government stimulus checks. The $900 billion stimulus deal was signed by President Trump on the evening of Sunday, December 27. Continue reading to learn how much you will receive, when it might arrive, and how you will get it.   When are […]

BuildCredit

Credit Protection Help During COVID-19

Posted 2 months ago

There are several ways your credit score could become damaged during COVID-19. In recent months, many individuals have had to file for unemployment and take on additional debt. They may have even missed payments, or become a victim of identity theft or an unemployment scam. This is why focusing on credit protection is especially important right now. If […]

BudgetingStretch

How to Not Overspend on Holiday Gifts

Posted 3 months ago

The holiday season is just around the corner. Holidays are a special opportunity to spend time with loved ones while exchanging gifts and creating lasting memories. However, for some people, the holidays are stressful. The financial burdens of traveling to see family and shopping for presents can put an unwelcome strain on their budget. These […]

SavingStretch

How to Save on Travel During the Holidays

Posted 3 months ago

It’s not news that travel can be very costly, no matter what time of year it is. When you add up the price of gas, plane tickets, hotels, car rental, and baggage charges, it always ends up costing more than you might think. If you plan to travel during the holidays, the first thing to […]

News & Trends

Netspend is Austin FC’s Official Jersey Sleeve Partner

Posted 3 months ago

We are proud to announce a new partnership between Netspend and Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer. As the trusted partner to many of the world’s most recognized brands, Netspend connects people, brands and payment products to deliver innovative financial solutions for everyone. We are headquartered in Austin, so we’re very excited […]